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  1. If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?
    Teaching or my first love... A career in journalism!!
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How long did you wait to go back to school?
    I graduated from LPN school in 2000 and I just recently graduated from my ADN program May 2014! I waited a long time. Life just got in the way! No kids but I did work part-time doing private duty...
    Jul 10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  3. I finished nursing school
    I graduate this Thursday!! I can't wait! My last day was on last week during finals! I started with Netflix today and some reading. It felt so good to know that I don't have classes anymore on tues...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. 80 or above is passing!
    78 in my current program and 75 in my previous program ( passing) and rounding does apply in both programs.
    May 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Nursing School changing criteria to pass classes
    78 to pass and my school does round.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Itt, unfair exit Hesi policy
    My school requires a 900 on the HESI exit exam. We have 3 chances to take it before graduation in May. If we are not successful after the 3rd attempt we will not be receiving a degree and will not be...
    Mar 19
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  7. Is this typical of a nursing school? Arbitrary failings, and discrimination
    @Capp sorry to hear about your situation but this is very common in nursing programs. You shouldn't have to play teachers's pet to avoid being picked on by an instructor, but that's how some...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Where do you all get textbooks from
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. night/weekend nursing schools
    I am currently in an evening/ wknd ADN program. I have evening classes on Tues and Thurs (3hrs) and clinical every other wknd on Sat and Sun (6 hrs) I work doing private duty on Mon, Wed, and Fri so...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. A Nurse's thoughts on death and dying
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is your grading scale?
    My school's grading scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 78-79 = C 70-77 = D 0-69 = F Anything below a 78 is not passing. My school does round!
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Failed first semester by very small amount...
    Sorry to hear about you failing your first semester of nursing school. Unfortunately, the school does not have to round scores. My school does round. We always receive grading requirements/ syllabus...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Bag barrier paper
    We didn't have rolling bags. We had tote bags and I also used a newspaper as a barrier to set my bag on. The patients were offended at times but I would nicely and politely explain to them that this...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Bag barrier paper
    When I worked as a home health nurse a couple years back, we used newspaper as a barrier.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    Some of these posts are hilarious. I can't believe some of the excuses that people used to call in to be off. I will happily be entertained reading these posts to myself and others for the rest of...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What happens to nursing students who fail out of the program?
    Unfortunately in my previous ADN program, you have to sit out an entire year. I did not progress to my third (final) semester. I'm already an LPN and I could have returned. I talked with the program...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Being the "only RN" in the building.
    In the facility( LTC) where I used to work on 2nd shift a majority of the time there was no DON or RN in the building and I don't ever recall seeing anyone on the 3rd shift. This is very common in...
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    No .. You are not the only person! I didn't enjoy working 12 hr shifts. Back in 2001,02. I was always mean and cranky. My schedule was 2 on, 2 off , every other weekend then it went to 6 on and 7...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any 8-5 LPN/LVN jobs out there?
    Home Health is also an option. It's usually a Mon-Fri job and only 8 hrs. The RN's at the facility where I worked were on-call and took first call and we were on the schedule also as a back-up for...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Want to quit nursing school.
    I truly feel sorry for your situation. Too many times in too many situations decisions are never made by that person but are greatly influenced by others. I know... Because I have been there also. I...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Nurse Practitioner Pay vs RN
    I guess the pay is different according to the areas. I can only say my brother has been an RN since 07 BSN and then went to a CRNA program and graduated last year and his current salary is over...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Field Nurse RN concerns
    Hello. I'm an LPN and I used to work as a field nurse doing home health/ hospice and those are some of the job duties that will be performed as a field nurse. When I first started I was on salary and...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Malpractice insurance
    NSO. I've had this insurance since I became a nurse.
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New LPN and afraid
    Prior to me doing private duty and respite care I did home health for about 5 years so I was used to going in and out of different environments. During home health orientation I accompanied nurses on...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. New LPN and afraid
    I loved home care!! Hopefully you will also once you gain experience and overcome your fear. Most places will not hire you without 1-2 years experience. If you are feeling nervous maybe they will...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner